you Definition

  • 1used to refer to the person or people being spoken or written to
  • 2used to refer to any person in general

Using you: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "you" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    What are you doing?

  • Example

    You can't always get what you want.

  • Example

    When you go to Paris, you should visit the Eiffel Tower.

  • Example

    You never know what will happen next.

you Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for you

Phrases with you

  • an expression of gratitude or politeness in response to something done or given


    Thank you for your help.

  • used to check if someone understands or agrees with what is being said


    You know what I mean?

  • used to say that something is definitely true or will definitely happen


    Will you be at the party tonight? You bet!


Summary: you in Brief

The pronoun 'you' [yoo] refers to the person or people being spoken or written to, and can also be used to refer to any person in general. It is a versatile word used in a wide range of contexts, from everyday conversation to formal writing. Phrases like 'thank you' and 'you know' are common expressions that use 'you'.

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